You can apply to the Peter Coats Trust if you are a full or part-time undergraduate or postgraduate student studying in any subject area, and you are in the penultimate or final year of your course.
Your permanent home address should be in the Renfrewshire Council area and will have at some point attended secondary school in the same area.
This trust fund is available to students who have a historical or educational link to the Paisley area over a number of years, have demonstrated themselves to be diligent and academically able to complete their course successfully and are in need of a little extra financial support.
You will need to have applied to/received a decision from all statutory funding available. This includes bursaries, student loans and discretionary funds. You will also need to provide evidence demonstrating your need for this extra support and show how it will help you throughout your studies.
We plan on opening the 2021-22 academic year applications in February 2022. If you meet the criteria and would like to apply, make a note in your diary to visit this page for more details, such as the closing date, closer to that time.
This page will also include the application that you will need to complete, as well as guidance notes for making a good application and details of how the panel make decisions.